Services, Observances & Information
Every patient wants to feel comfortable following their religious practices and traditions during their hospital stay or visit. At Cedars-Sinai, you can meet with a chaplain, participate in Christian and Catholic services in the chapel, and view religious and holiday programming on Cedars-Sinai TV.
You can attend Christian services in the chapel, located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers. These services and other special events may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit TV on Channel 50.
Christian Services in the Chapel
The Cedars-Sinai chapel is open 24 hours a day to patients, visitors and employees. Christian fellowship and worship services take place every Wednesday, and Roman Catholic mass is held four times a week. We provide Bibles, devotional cards and rosaries on request.
Christian services are held:
- Wednesday, 1-1:30 p.m.
- Christian holidays
Catholic services are held:
- Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12 p.m. (noon)
- Christian holidays
Televised Services and Programs
Christian and holiday services are also broadcast on Cedars-Sinai TV, Channel 50. This allows easy viewing in patient rooms and other areas of the hospital.
- Wednesday, 1 p.m.
- Christian holiday services (live and pre-recorded)
Other Spiritual Care Services
As a Christian, your faith is important to you. Cedars-Sinai provides services and religious items so you can continue in your faith while here. We offer:
- Emergency baptisms
- New Testaments and Bibles
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Anointing of the sick
- Prayers for the dead
- Devotional reading and prayer cards
- Assistance contacting your pastor, parish priest or an outside clergy member
- Visits from Spiritual Care team volunteers
- Inspirational and holiday programs on Channel 50
- "Music for Healing" by volunteer singers
Information for Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah's Witnesses may want input about using blood and blood products, as well as information about non-blood alternatives. Craig Tidwell is our HLC patient visitation group coordinator and a patient volunteer who works with Jehovah's Witness patients and their families. He will be happy to help you.
Advance Healthcare Directives
You have the power to accept or decline any medical treatments for yourself. However, if you're incapacitated for any reason, an advance healthcare directive informs your family and doctors about your healthcare wishes.
Review the information below. Speak with your medical team, family, pastor or priest—or one of our Protestant Christian and Catholic chaplains—and then complete an advance healthcare directive. This will ensure that your medical choices are honored, even if you cannot communicate them.
Have Questions or Need Help?
Call the Christianity team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.), or send a message. You can also visit our offices, which are on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, next to the chapel.